That does look like a fun job, I'd love to get to do more additions.
Now this may be a dumb question:laughing: I've never really had to deal with brick like that on an addition.
How do you take the brick out to fit the beam in place without the upper courses coming down or loose? Do you just go real quick:laughing:
Very interesting challenge.
A big contrast of the glass with the established brick.
I looks like good planning preparation to connect the addition. The saw cuts look good (hopefully deep enough) and were located to handle the removal of the brick, connections and the concrete stoop.
I would not sweat the roof of the addition since the windows upstairs were usually used to look out and horizontally and not down to the grass that that now be gone.
Some landscape shrubs could soften the exterior elevation difference.
Not a dumb question at all. Actually one we gave some serious thought to and involved our mason with to make sure that didn't happen. We left a few spots supported right until we were ready to set the beam. Before the last sections were removed, the beam was cut and up on the scaffold and the supports were cut and by each end ready to go. We used some jacks to put some up pressure on the beam and shimmed the supports tights.